I just got word that my play “Movie Time” has been chosen as a finalist in the National 10 Minute Play Contest. According to the letter, there were over a 1000 plays submitted. Unfortunately, they don’t mention how many made it to finalist stage, but still, it’s good news:
All ten-minute plays will be considered for the Heideman Award ($1000), the Humana Festival of New American Plays, City Theatre’s Summer Shorts Festival and the Short Cuts Tour. Plays that meet the following criteria will also be considered for the annual Actors Theatre Apprentice Showcase: age range 18-28; minimal sets, minimal props, minimal costume requirements. Link
Considering that I haven’t had much luck with my writing lately (I didn’t mention it, but I received a second rejection for my story “Birds on a Wire”), this news definitely put a smile on my face.
The winner won’t be announced until January of 2010, but in the meantime, “Movie Time” could be picked up for production by any of the companies involved with the contest. If I hear any more news, you’ll be the first to know.